Mindo, Huila, western Ecuador.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. leucogenys, C. gularis and C. peruviana, but differs from latter two in characters given under those species and from C. leucogenys in its darker chestnut throat (1); chestnut-tinged vs pale grey belly (2); rich chestnut vs pale olive-tinged grey undertail-coverts (3); different call (descending high-pitched note with two frequency bands vs rising high-pitched note with single frequency band) (2); song a few pure whistles alternated more and more with high-pitched notes vs mainly high-pitched notes with short lower-pitched notes, squeakier in quality (2)#R. Monotypic.
W slope of Andes in SW Colombia and NW Ecuador.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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